Market Lavington Museum

A wolf cub pelt


The local cub group recently visited Market Lavington Museum. They brought with them a gift. They had recently cleared out a cupboard which it is believed had been locked and out of use for at least thirty years. In it they found what is believed to be a wolf cub pelt, machine sown onto a piece of red felt.

A wolf cub pelt at Market Lavington Museum

A wolf cub pelt at Market Lavington Museum

None of the present cub team had any memory of it ever being used for anything. Our curator has asked former cubs and none of them have any memory of it ever being used.

At present, the pelt is in Chippenham at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. It is in their deep freeze which will kill off any beasties in the pelt, or indeed in the felt.

But we are at a loss. Is this a wolf cub pelt? What did local cubs (or perhaps scouts) use it for?

Do get in touch if you have answers to these questions.

Of course, we do not condone the killing of animals without real purpose, but this clearly happened many years ago in this case.